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get up in that pulpit; and I should not like CHEDDAR. The whole parish clubbed to hear them braying at the congregation, their milk to make a cheese for the lord of and at the Altar and the Decalogue.” | the manor (the late Lord Weymouth, so
called, 1772), when he came of age. TastLack of employment for females. ing it, it proved not good, and was therefore
not presented. When it was scooped out, GEORGE Lukins. Man walking on the
the cavity was large enough to hold a girl water. Colliers. Penpark, Hol, and Tucker. of thirteen. Mr. Levi. A conjurer at Mangotsfield. MORAVIANS.
GLASTONBURY waters. The history of one
patient here is very remarkable. English loyalty. Vivat Rex et Regina Tad, he was so terrified at the ghost of Hamon the play bills.
let at Drury Lane, that in consequence of
the shock, a humour broke out, and settled CRIMPING.
in the king's evil. After all medicines had Peynne was imprisoned at Dunster under failed, he came to these waters, and they Cromwell.
effected a thorough cure. Faith cured what
fear had produced. MINEHEAD in 1772 a place of respectable trade. A West India trade in connection JAPAN ink and Japan blacking. with Barnstaple or Bristol, and pilchards to the amount of 300 or 400 barrels arrived The celebrated Belleish convent soap can and exported to the Mediterranean. only be had in a fair and unadulterated state
at the original Opificium of C. Mason & Co., Use of saffron in old times.
No. 116, Pall Mall. Our fashionables might almost keep Ramadan all the year round, without altering heads, and prevents it from growing grey;
Russia oil, which restores hair on bald their present mode of life.—Koran, vol. i.
and of which no bottles are genuine unless
they have the Russian eagle on the outside, For low-born gentry I heard T. Southey and are signed in red ink by the proprietors, use a strong expression :-"Fellows," he Mochrikufsky and Prince, to counterfeit called them, “ who have not nails enough to
which is felony. May we not hint that the scratch their heads with."
difficulty of counterfeiting would be greatly
increased if Mochrikufsky would sign bis George ROBART's mother died during the
name in the Russ character.-Mockery en great election at Bristol, and her death was
verdad, kept secret till it was over, because he was too active a man to be spared. Just when
BAJAZET's oriental depilatory. Athenian this had been settled between him and T. wiggery. Southey, T. went to the post office and found Bloom of Circassia. Milk of roses. Vioa letter to tell him his own mother was dead. / let soap. Almond paste. Palmyrene soap. That also was not made known till after the Pearl dentrifice. poll was closed.
The man who makes pearl soap adver
tises for old pearls. On the authority of James the waggoner's Udor Kallithrix, or Circassian water. son, it is stated that every Bristol appren- Neureticopeklicon. tice must draw a truck, in order to acquire
The celebrated Polish vegetable soap his freedom.
paste, prepared by M. Delcroix in Poland
Street, from a recipe of M. Brufkosky, his | There is a well here, once an object of pilfriend, an eminent chemist at Warsaw, the grimage; but whether dedicated of St. Mary sole inventor of this precious composition, or St. Winifred, now doubtful. which has been universally approved of by persons of the first rank inhabiting that blank The Provence rose, as it is called, was and frozen country.
found by a nurseryman near London, at a ATHENIAN wiggery.
farmer's in Suffolk. He took a slip, nurst it
secretly till he had offsets in abundance, High beds. Feather bed.
then advertised it perseveringly, and made Mrs. K. knew a servant man, remarkably
a fortune! He gave the farmer a very hand
some piece of plate, which is shown at the parsimonious, who gave an itinerant female
house with great pleasure and pride. quack ten guineas for a bottle of stuff, which was to bring hair on his head (he having
Old Winstone! benefit advertisement at been bald twenty years), if he rubbed one
Jacob's Well, “ that on that night Cynthia tea spoonful every night, and took another,
in all her glory."
TURNER knew a man retired from busiPatent elastic India cotton invisible pet- ness, whose daily employment was to angle ticoats, manufactured for the spring.
in one of the round citizen-garden fish
ponds, where he had some unlucky gold and Beauty improved, preserved, and ren- silver fish, &c. One fish, which had once dered permanent by the habitual use of the lost an eye by the hook, used to bite so Sicilian soap, or Italian washing paste, pre- often as to provoke him. Hang that fel. pared from cosmetic flowers, balsams, and low," he would say ; " this is the sixth time herbs collected in Sicily and the fruitful I have caught him this season.” plains of Italy. The use of this soap ren- He knew another man, a spent merchant, ders the operation of shaving most luxuri- in like manner retired, who was miserable ously agreeable.
till he invented, as an amusement, the daily “By Divine Providence,"—Wither's balm work of emptying a water cistern by a pint of Quito.
measure! The Reverend Mr. Barclay, of the antibilious pill, and solvent nervous specific Ar Knightsbridge, William Ick, purdrops, is now metamorphosed into Barclay- veyor of asses' milk to the royal family. oni.
At Brough, four bells the largest in the REGULARITY of a stage-coachman's life. county. One Brunskili, who lived upon At one house where he called about half Stanemore, and had many cattle, said one day past seven, he said at going away, “ In a to one of his neighbours, “ Dost thou hear week I shall see you by daylight.” how loud these bulls low ? and if all these cattle should low (crunen is the word), might
City wall at Salisbury. Mud walls in that they not be heard from Brough hither?” neighbourhood thatched. Walking to Hale, The man said yes. “Well then," said he, “I'll
I saw a cripple boy playing with his crutches; make them all èrune together.” And he sold leaning on the one, he used the other as a them, and bought these bells for the church.'
bat to play with the stones in the road.
One vol. edit. To croon, says
BLACKBIRD is the commonest name of a Dut. Kreunen.-J. W. W.
horse in Somersetshire.
on a stone:
Ar the Bridgewater arms, the poor tra- est. Men who never appear in the market veller who arrives in the night mail can get any other day come then, with their money no tea, “ the key is not left out.” This is bags. “ The shabbiest coats,” says Mr. because cold meat and spirits pay better. Edmondson, “carry the money bags to marThere is in the room an Argands lamp, a sta- ket, and the sprucest rides ome with it." tioner's almanack, a list of constables, pawnbrokers, and fire engines on one paper, and
Half way up Skiddaw I saw scratched on another a table of the posts, when they enter and when they go out.
Hail, lofty hill !
Thee whom great nature bade arise, The mayor of Stafford has a very beau
And lift thy lofty summit to the clouds. tiful mausoleum near the road side. I never
Hail, lofty mountain, hail !" saw a building in better taste.
View from the bottom of the first sumAt Congleton, an immense silk manufac- mit, where the vale and lake are seen lying tory; the largest I ever saw in front. immediately below; the mountain arch
forming the foreground, and the whole deGreat glasses on the mantelpiece at
scent lost. Stowe, said by the waiter to be 100 years
The ladder at Bowder stone is now painted old.
white, and has a rail on each side ; a com
plete ladies' ladder! being thereby renPSALMODY is regularly taught in these dered seemingly more safe, and really less northern counties. Once in five or six years a teacher comes to Keswick, and all the young in the parish who have good voices,
Newcastle.-On the way from Durham learn of him at their own expense; it is a three coal waggons travelling up hill by part of education as regularly as dancing is. steam. Patent shot tower—it declined from They teach in the church, and the bell rings the perpendicular—a man proposed to unat evening, after all other work, for the pur
dermine it on the opposite side, and load pose. This is necessary every five or six
that side so as to make it sink. It was done, years, because by that time they are in and the building sinking on one side became want of tenors. After the teaching, the again perpendicular. But the patent is poorer parents go about asking money, to
evaded by dropping shot down an old coal help bear the expense.
pit. Nightingales heard in Lord Lonsdale's
The castle has a draw-well half-way up. gardens at Whitehaven, 1808.
The entrance through a lousy-looking old Forty years ago they slept naked in this clothes house. One church whose tower Sir place.
C. Wren said was worth coming from LonMrs. Wilson's father, who was clerk of don to see. The walls threatened with dethe parish, had only one shirt with sleeves,
struction. which was for Sundays.
Monkchester its old name. When last in Legberthwaite, I saw a little water wheel made by the boys in a dyke by
Near Moffatt, a dog used for many years the road side; an interesting boy's work.
to meet the mail and receive the letters for Candlemas is the day for lending money
a little post town near. here,—the nearest Saturday to it, or if it be in the middle of the week, the two near
RAMJAM House between Stamford and
Grantham. ! i. e, at Keswick. Legberthwaite mentioned below is near Leathes' Water.-J. W.W. CARR's Folly, near St. Helen's. How surely these pleasure houses of one genera- , mently suspected of witchcraft had cattle tion, become monuments in the second ! also on the waste, and twice or three times
prevented him from going to see his mare WHITTON LE WEIR. --Castle there, and by saying she had seen her, and he need not tomb to Mr. Farrel, erected in the church go. At last, however, he went. He found by his pupils.
the mare dead in the midst of a thicket,
standing upright, her head raised, her eyes Tuis odd inscription over an inn at Gar- wide open. This woman went on crutches, stang~
-an unlucky lad had once offended her, " Address to Commercial Travellers. So | and she began to strike him with her much opposition from the south, and from crutches, he ran away, but in vain, she folthe head inn and second inn, I can expect lowed as fast as a greyhound, beating him but little. Yet to that little every attention with both crutches, till she had well nigh shall be paid, by good supplies, moderate killed him. There was an old elm in the charges, and grateful acknowledgment.” village where she lived, one bough of which
grew out at right angles from the tree; it Danvers addressed Mr. Lightbody by the was the general belief that she had bent it name of Ileavysides. A better blunder of down to that shape by riding upon it. the same kind was made to a schoolinistress near Reading, whose name was Littleworth, THERE is a wild tradition of Sir Francis and who was once addressed Mrs. Goodfor- Drake current in Somersetshire, that when nothing.
he set out on his voyage he told his wife if
he was away ten years she might then marry HuntingDON, S. S. has married Lady again. Ten years elapsed, during which Saunderson, once Lady Mayoress.
Madam Duck was as true as Penelope, but
when they were over she accepted the offer A pony bought at Banbury and taken to of a suitor. On her way to church a huge London, found his way back. James Rick- | round stone fell through the air close by ards knew the circumstances. A sheep her, and fixed upon the train of her gown, driven from Radnorshire into Essex for the -and she turned back, for she said she London market, returned to his old pasture knew it came from her husband. It was two succeeding years. This poor Thomas not long before he returned, and in the shape assured me of, naming place, owner, &c. of a beggar asked alms of her at his own
door: in the midst of his feigned tale, a The dust at Christ's Hospital. — It has smile escaped him, and she recognized him been made a question at law whether the and led him in joyfully. The stone still reHospital can dispose of it, or whether it be- mains where it fell. It is used as a weight longs to the Ward of Farringdon Within, upon the harrow of the farm, and if it be in which it is situated.
removed from the estate always returns.
Stage coaches write licensed to carry so BIRMINGHAM.–Baskerville's dog by him. many insides, which is useless, because they Alas, poor Tray !" Hammering at three cannot by any possibility stuff in more; it in the morning. Ale-houses called smockis the number of outsides that ought to be shops. Tripe and cow-heel cried at seven specified to public view.
in the evening. Near 3000 houses empty
last war. John Hunter's opinion. Smoke BURNETT's uncle and the night-mare. He of the steam engines. tells us this other story. He had a mare My garter's loose. You tread on my toes. turned out in Sedgemoor-a woman vehe- | Cream of the jest.
which used to come and feed there. An Plover's eggs. Mrs. Glass.
annual song about this. Men-milliners damned the farce. Pink Their silver cups at the college are called knee strings. This in a letter about pros-ox-eyes, and an ox-eye of wormwood was a titutes and stews.
favourite draught there. Beer with an inTea-quantity consumed.
fusion of wormwood was to be had nowhere Flat cocked hats worn corner-ways.
Boar's head at Queen's. The legend that Bull baiting. They had a better sport a scholar of this college walking out and at Ispahan—a wolf was turned loose in the studying Aristotle, was attacked by a wild Meidan, and the mob baited him without boar, whom he killed by thrusting the book weapons, and indeed without hurting him. down his throat, and choking him with loThey only provoked him by flapping their gic. cloaks at him and shouting, and the amuse- A row of elms before Balliol gateway, 1771. ment was to see one half the crowd running The old hall had its central fire, and every away while he pursued, and the other fol- member of the University had a right once lowing, hallooing and teasing him till he
a year to spend an evening there, and be turned, and they in turn took to flight. A treated with bread and cheese and ale, on fellow or two got bit sometimes, but with so condition that when called upon he should many at hand no serious mischief could either sing a song, tell a story, or let a ever be done. Shah Abbas was often a Can this be true ? Where did the five's spectator of this sport.
court stand ?
An urn at St. John's containing the heart The first ring of bells in England was at of Dr. Rawlinson. Croyland. The venerable Abbot Turke
Here is the portrait of Charles I. of which tule who restored the monastery of Croy- the face and hair contain the whole Book of land (see his Hist. Cressy, 844-6-83), had Psalms—the writing forming the picture. left one very large bell there called Guthlac.
Altar-piece at Wadham. Cloth of ashes His successor Egelric added six in this or- colour, the linen and shades in brown crayon, der, Bartholomew, Bertelin, Turketule, Tol- the lights with a white one.
These were win, Pega, and Bega. The reason of these pressed on with a hot iron, which producing three names appears from Yepes. G. the an exsudation from the cloth, so fixed them man who sanctified the spot. B. his espe- that they were proof against a brush. Isaac cial saint. P. his sister.
Fuller was the artist, who lived in the 17th
century. The subjects are these—the Last Handel asked the King, then a young Supper, Abraham and Melchisedec, and the child, and listening very earnestly while he
Gathering the Manna—well drawn. played, if he liked the music, and the Prince
St. Mary Hall,—the heart of the princiwarmly expressed his pleasure,
pal Dr. Key in a marble vase. boy-a good boy," he cried, “you shall protect my fame when I am dead.” Music—fingers moving like the legs of a scarcely any houses between Ely Place and
Some fifty years ago, when there were millepedes.
the Foundling Hospital, at one of these
houses, then considered as in the country, Oxford.
there was a little boy about three years old ALL Souls. A noise often heard under who used to have his bason of bread and the kitchen, and exorcised ; at length on milk given him for his breakfast;
and to eat opening the drain, a swopping mallard found it sitting upon the step of the door. It was
" A good